§ 7. Mr. MANVILLE
asked the Secretary for War if he is a ware that a woman officer in Queen Mary's Women's Army Auxiliary Corps who contracted tuberculosis as a result of exposure in France whilst carrying out her duties in France has to pay for medical treatment at the Midhurst Sanatorium, whilst officers of His Majesty's Army undergoing the same treatment for the same cause are treated free of charge; and whether he will take steps to rectify this inequality of treatment?
§ Mr. FORSTER
These officials are civilians, and do not come within the scope of the Warrants under which military officers are treated. They are dealt with under the Injuries in War (Compensation) Act, and receive sick pay for the full period of treatment in sanatorium where 179 the disease is specifically attributable to service overseas. The grant of free treatment in sanatorium depends on whether the official is an insured person.